The History of Construction Management
Construction Management's origins can be traced to several forerunners, and its development, although short, has seen many changes of both practice and attitude. Its cost...

A Review of Current Contract Documents
Three separate industry groups have published contract documents to be used with the construction management project delivery system. The documents parallel each other in certain respects,...

A CM's Exposure to Liability
Before identifying potential liability, it is first necessary to define the construction manager's (CM) status and duties. These are delineated in the contract requirements...

Avoiding Failures Caused by Lack of Management
Engineering failure often results from administrative or managerial failure. In addition to providing sound engineering or technical services, we have a responsibility to administer and...

Management Lessons from Engineering Failures
Engineering failures are not always catastrophic. More are due to improper management of contracts rather than actual physical failures. Some result in loss of life; most result in disputes...

CM Certification and Registration
As currently practiced, the construction management system involves a team of the owner, design professional, and construction manager. The peer relationship to team members, nature of...

Educational Programs Supporting the CM System
The speed with which the CM system has entered the daily practices of the industry has caught educators in a lag. The management of construction and construction management were considered...

A CM Multiple Contracting Cost Model
The original purpose for construction management was cost savings through time savings and efficient operations. As the CM system expanded in use and scope of services other very significant...

Construction Management
A State-of-the-Art Update
Construction Management (CM) is an anomaly of the tradition steeped construction industry. Consequently it has been surrounded by controversy. Now that its brief but rapid development...

Alternative Methods for Payment of Construction Equipment Ownership Costs on Federally Funded Projects
Construction equipment investment is a significant portion of the capital investment for contractors specializing in heavy construction. Operating this equipment under the changes clause...

Obstacles to Establishing an Effective Water Resources Planning Process in Developing Countries
Four obstacles stand in the way of effective planning: lack of agreement among participants on practical operating principles; misuse of local money-making opportunities by foreign contractors...

Planning and Budgets in the Construction Industry
In the ever changing and volatile construction industry it is becoming more necessary for the General Contractor and major subcontractors to become businessmen as well as engineers. This...

Small Hydro Advocacy
The state public utilities commissions wield enormous power over the destiny of small hydro projects; power extending over rates, contract terms and dispute resolution. Yet developers...

Use of Private Contracting in Highway Maintenance
Managing the business of highway and bridge maintenance in this country is largely a function of the public sector. As in the private sector, economic realities during the past decade...

A Contractor Looks at Slope Protection for Arctic Offshore Artificial Islands
Some thirty artificial gravel islands for oil and gas drilling/production have been built in the Beaufort Sea since early 70's. Protection of slopes of the islands and causeways...

Organizing and Managing for Quality Construction

Conflicts and Disputes--Are We Organized to Handle Them Effectively

Performing Quality Construction

Procurement of New Passenger Rail Cars from Japan
In May 1983 the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) signed a contract with Sumitomo Corporation of America, in which Sumitomo agreed to furnish 63 new stainless steel gallery...

Construction Management: Dallas North Tollway Project
This article will attempt to illustrate the importance of flexibility of the design and construction inspection process to insure the project is constructed within the time and budget...

 

 

 

 

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